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121 Rolling Hills Drive
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724.941.6251
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Counseling Services

Welcome to PTHS Counseling!

Our Mission

The mission of the Peters Township High School Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the personal/social, academic and career development of all students. School counselors are professional student advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement. In partnership with other educators, parents or guardians and the community, school counselors assist all students in realizing their abilities, interests, and goals as they transition through the educational process to become successful members of society and life-long learners.
We welcome you to view the tabs on the left for more specific information.
Counseling Office News
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AP Exam Registration begins on September 25th
Further information can be found on the Advanced Placement webpage. Students must register for both AP classroom in their College Board account as well as for the exam in Total Registration
Sophomore Financial Planning Presentations: October 2, 3, 6
School counselors will be presenting a financial planning exercise with all sophomores during their American History classes. In this exercise, students will be able to create their own budget based on an example monthly paycheck in various cities across the U.S. (ChicagoBostonPittsburghTucson are the examples). 
Students will have an opportunity to explore the various requirements & choices necessary to live on their own, as well as gain an understanding of what it's like to balance a monthly budget. In addition, connections to post-secondary goals will be tied into the lesson.
South Hills College Fair: October 3, 2023
Scheduled for the morning of October 25 for all 10th graders & October 26 for 11th graders. 
For detailed information, visit the the PSAT page.
PSAT 8/9
Scheduled for the morning of October 24, 2023 for all 9th graders. 
For detailed information, visit the PSAT page.
Freshman Naviance & Career Planning Classroom Presentations
On Friday, September 22nd, 2023, counselors gave a classroom presentation to all students enrolled in Semester 1 Personal Wellness. The presentation will get students acquainted with Naviance and allow them to complete activities aimed at advancing career planning & goal setting skills. 
Students enrolled in Semester 2 Personal Wellness will receive the same presentation in classrooms on Friday, February 2nd, 2024.
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September 2023

The PTHS School Counselor Newsletter for September is now available. Topics in this month’s newsletter include:

1. Welcome Back 
2. The Role of a Schol Counselor 
3. Mental Health 
4. Senior Spotlight
5. Junior Junction 
6. Sophomore Square
7. Freshman Focus 
8.Canvas Portal 
9. Back to School Tips 
10. 2024 AP Exam Registration 
11. Enrichment Opportunities 
12. Upcoming Events

Special Edition: College Application Season!

Contact the Department

The school counselors are available to students & parents in the counseling office every day during school hours as well as immediately before & after school. Scheduled appointments are encouraged; please contact one of the support staff listed below to request an appointment. The office is open daily from 7AM to 3PM. 
Phone: (724) 941-6250
Fax: (724) 941-6586
Mrs. Leyna Steffen, Dean of Counseling Services, x8006
 COUNSELORStudent's Last Name Begins With:

Counseling Department Support Staff

Counseling Full-Time Secretary
724-941-6250 x8006 
Counseling Part-Time Secretary
724-941-6250 x8007

Social Workers & School Psychologist

Social Worker
724-941-6250 x8911

Social Worker 
724-941-6250 x8429
School Psychologist 
724-941-6251 x3328 

Important Dates to Note
AP Exam Registration Opens
Mon Sep 25 2023
to Tue Nov 14 2023
Sat Oct 7 2023
PSAT - Grades 8/9
Tue Oct 24 2023
PSAT - Grade 10
Wed Oct 25 2023
PSAT - Grade 11
Thu Oct 26 2023
American Math Exam
Wed Nov 8 2023
AP Exam Registration Closes
Tue Nov 14 2023
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U.S. Selective Service System Registration
Specifically, information regarding the U.S. requirement to register for Selective Service. Pertains to male high school students & males aged 18 to 25 years old. 
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121 Rolling Hills Drive
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724.941.6251
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